SandCHI July UX Event: Prototype an Exhibit at the Museum of Man

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San Diego Museum of Man

1350 El Prado · San Diego

How to find us

Balboa Park > Museum of Man > Administrative Office Building (Gill Auditorium) of the Museum of Man, which is the small building adjacent to the main museum (Heading West)

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Hey UXers, we have an awesome July event planned for you!

Join us at the Museum of Man to prototype and develop the user experiences for new Monsters exhibit.

"Imagine that you are six years old again, about to go to sleep. Your closet door is slightly ajar, and you see shadows on your ceiling. What’s under your bed? What’s about to creep out of that closet? Is your monster friendly? Scary? What does he look like? What if you could walk through the mouth of a monster into the very realm of Monster Exploration?"

The Museum will launch its new children's exhibit this September. They need help testing the apps and game concepts. Over the course of 2 hours we will use our skills in user experience, information architecture and design to help the Museum push their concepts to the next level.

Within Balboa Park, meet us in the Administrative Office Building (Gill Auditorium) of the Museum of Man, which is the small building adjacent to the main museum (Heading West).

For directions and parking in the park, please visit:

About the Museum of Man

The San Diego Museum of Man is your museum! Discover the truth behind the Mayan apocalypse theories and see evidence of a sophisticated and complex culture in our rare and compelling artifacts, including masks, bowls, and our majestic stelae.

Afterward, experience one of most important ancient Egyptian collections in the United States, which includes authentic Egyptian mummies, an exceptionally rare child sarcophagus, and one of the world's few surviving examples of Nefertiti's cartouche.

In addition to our beloved core displays, we're always presenting vibrant traveling exhibitions from around the world that highlight diverse cultures and extraordinary artifacts.


Established in 1915.

The California Building, home to the San Diego Museum of Man, was constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. It was designed by noted architect Bertram Goodhue as a design hybrid, blending Plateresque, Baroque, Churrigueresque, and Rococo details to present a unique Spanish-Colonial façade. Its design hints of Gothic influence with inspiration from Spanish churches in Mexico.

A symbol of San Diego, the California Building served as a magnificent entry to the 1915 Exposition. It was complemented by a Mission-style building constructed directly across the promenade from the California Building and attached to it with two arcaded passageways. Massive arched gateways enclosed the structures to form the Plaza de California. The south side of the plaza included the beautiful St. Francis Chapel (used for weddings today) and its impressive Spanish-style altar.